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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A classic American-style India Pale Ale, Northern Lights weighs in at 52 IBUs and 6.5% ABV. Characterized by its full-flavored bitterness and poignant citrus-floral aroma, a perfect blend of barley and hops make this a very balanced IPA. For the craftbrew connoisseur, Northern Lights is a deliciously crafted piece of the heavens.

Malted Barley: Two Row, Caramel, Munich & Wheat
Hop Variety: Cascade, Willamette & Columbus
Yeast: Ale Yeast
Characteristics
Flavor: Intense, high hop aroma, flavor and bitterness
Color: Amber
Style: India Pale Ale
IBUs: 52
ABV: 6.5%


JFGrind's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1834) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Description says Northern Lights is a seasonal, if that’s the case this beer has held up well. Citrus aroma, golden bodied, foam and lacing throughout the sample. I like the crispness of this medium bodied IPA. Even tasted a wee bit of banana. Sampled in a Veltins 0.3l thistle glass.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
devman171 (878) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Bottle pours amber with low head. Aroma is piney and citrus fruits. Taste is mild pine and big malt backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (1870) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at O’Malley’s Pub. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Fruit, hops, pine, grassy notes. Nice and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1789) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. This is a middle of the road IPA without much to distinguish it from the pack.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear caramel color, small white head. Medium floral aroma. Medium body with a sweet hops flavor and a light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyforce (571) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Weak hops flavor on this brew. Would expect a bit more hoppiness from an IPA. Pour is a nice light amber with a thin white head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1056) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Copper pour with a thick and creamy off-white head. Aroma is primarily citrus with some sweet malt notes. Flavor is hop forward, lots of bittering citrus and floral notes. Some earthy malt on the backend, palette is sticky and resinous. Well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3719) - - MAY 28, 2014
bottle. clear amber with a large white head. more toasty and caramel notes in aroma compared to the pale ale (grateful) and much darker in color. flavor is more malty and sweeter than the APA also. some caramel and munich notes are very obvious. i’m pretty sure the APA is hoppier too. medium bodied and smooth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pras (420) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Looks the way it should, tastes the way it should. Enjoyable. Just the right amount of citrus hops backed up against the malt backbone. WOuld drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2014
12 oz bottle pours an amber with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt, floral. Medium bodied, a basic ipa

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Aroma of dried fruit and malt, caramel colored with a short lasting head. Taste of malt and citrus, slightly bitter with a bitter chalky palate.


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